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SHORT STORY WRITERS CONTEST for OCTOBER 2017 - "Murder Witness" [MW2017]

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posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 04:32 AM
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SHORT STORY WRITERS CONTEST for OCTOBER 2017

"MURDER WITNESS" [MW2017]

Our current contest winner FauxMulder has chosen the theme "MURDER WITNESS" for this months contest!

In their own words:


"Your character witnesses a murder.
All the details of who, what, where, when, why, and where the story goes from there are up to the writer of course."


So, all Short Story Entries for this contest must relate to that theme.

Video submissions are not acceptable this time around.
Photos and Music ARE allowed this time.


Rules Of Entry

The contest will run from NOW to Thurs 26th October 2017.
(Any submissions after that date will be disqualified.)

A period of ONE WEEK after the closing of the contest will be provided for voting.

All T&C's Apply.

All entries MUST include [MW2017] in the title.

All entries must be linked in this thread, and please include [writer] or [non-writer] in your submission post within this thread.

There is no minimum or maximum character count, and the entry can be submitted over one or more posts, but please bear in mind that it is a SHORT STORY contest!

Also, please END your submission with "THE END" so that everyone is clear that your entry is complete.

1 Single Story Submission is allowed Per Member.

There will be 3 winners among members who already have "Writer" status, prizes as follows:

1st Place -- 5 Applause, and selection of the next contest theme
2nd Place -- 3 Applause
3rd Place -- 1 Applause

There will also be 3 winners from the non-writer category who will receive the following:

1st Place -- 3 Applause & Writer Status
2nd Place -- 2 Applause & Writer Status
3rd Place -- 1 Applause


Scoring

Flags will be worth 2 points each.
Stars will be worth 1 point each.
*Stars for subsequent posts (ie. additions to the story after the initial story post) will be worth 0.5 points.



I'm happy to answer any questions about the contest rules/scoring etc.
Any queries about the actual theme or content for this one should be directed to our theme creator: FauxMulder.

As always... Enjoy!



BigG

edit on 4-10-2017 by Gordi The Drummer because: clarification of details.




posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 04:36 AM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

This one sounds like it will be a lot of fun also!
Thanks Gordi and FauxMulder

I am excitedly anticipating the entries.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 04:58 AM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Awesome! I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 05:42 AM
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posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 06:38 AM
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I love the theme Faux!
So, I've done a wee "tribute" story. (Not an official entry!)

LINK to ALICE

cheers!

G



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 08:59 PM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Forging the Pen.


Writer



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 11:27 PM
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Oh...a writing contest.

Is there a restriction on who can submit?

I am a writer, have written a few books, and many short stories. I'm new to this website, but I would like to whip something up and submit.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 11:27 PM
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Oh...a writing contest.

Is there a restriction on who can submit?

I am a writer, have written a few books, and many short stories. I'm new to this website, but I would like to whip something up and submit.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 01:53 AM
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originally posted by: TracyC
Is there a restriction on who can submit?



I think not much... But this was my first time participating too. I think all you have to do is be a member of ATS so you can post, and follow the rules provided in the OP here.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 01:54 AM
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a reply to: TracyC

It is open to all members. Make sure to follow Gordi's directions, easy peasy!

Good luck and looking forward to all the entries!



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 03:42 AM
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originally posted by: TracyC
Oh...a writing contest.
Is there a restriction on who can submit?
I am a writer, have written a few books, and many short stories. I'm new to this website, but I would like to whip something up and submit.


Hi Tracy,
The Short Story Writers Contests are open to all ATS members!
The theme is usually chosen by the winner of the previous writers contest.

Non-writers can earn their writer status by doing well in these contests.
Writers can earn the right to choose the next theme.
"Applause" is also earned by those who make it to the podium(s)!

Votes are cast by ATS members in the form of awarding FLAGS and STARS to their favourite story threads and posts.

All usual ATS T&C's apply, and the full Rules are in the OP.

If you have any questions about the theme itself, please ask our theme creator for this contest FauxMulder.
Any questions about the rules or contest in general - and I'll be happy to help!

Looking forward to reading your entry!

G



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 11:50 AM
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Nice! I shall be submitting s story.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 04:16 PM
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posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 07:31 PM
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Cool idea for a contest. I wasn't sure if I could do this one or not, but then inspiration struck.

Rolling Thunder - Writer

I hope you enjoy my story and best of luck to all who enter the contest.

edit on 5-10-2017 by Vroomfondel because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 07:39 PM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder
Awesome! I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with.


Are we able to 'murder' other members?



That was made plural intentionally.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Alright.

I'll try again.

Can't promise that there won't be a fart joke in it.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 07:43 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: FauxMulder
Awesome! I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with.


Are we able to 'murder' other members?



That was made plural intentionally.


I think we are meant to witness the murder, not commit it. Your enthusiasm seems to indicate a desire for a more hands-on experience than simply watching... though I admit I find the idea exercising a strange fascination on me....mwahahahahaha



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 07:46 PM
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originally posted by: Vroomfondel
I think we are meant to witness the murder, not commit it. Your enthusiasm seems to indicate a desire for a more hands-on experience than simply watching... though I admit I find the idea exercising a strange fascination on me....mwahahahahaha


Hmmm, sounds tame. I'll wait for further clarification while I ruminate.

Second question, can I have accomplices?



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 07:47 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: FauxMulder
Awesome! I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with.


Are we able to 'murder' other members?


That was made plural intentionally.


Oh yea. I was thinking something similar. All in jest of course.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

There better be. I expect nothing less DB



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